Derrick Green exclusive interview ‘I grew up listening to a lot of classical music at a young age. My mother was a music teacher who played piano and sang. I like Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Schubert, and Verdi. I then discovered new and heavier music from friends from school and the radio. AC/DC, Jimi Hendrix, Chuck Berry, Queen, Led Zeppelin, the rock classics. At the same time I was always a big fan of Jazz. Miles Davis, Chet Baker, and John Coltrane.’
By: Donnie Hardin
Sepultura long time vocalist Derrick Green needs no introduction to metal heads. Green took over vocal duties for the thrash metal legends in 1997 when the band parted ways with Max Cavalera. Derrick has proven over and over again that the band made the right decision after a two-week audition process. Going on eighteen years as the bands vocalist, Green has brought all the power, the angst, and the aggression any metal fan could desire.
I remember picking up a copy of his debut with Sepultura, 1998’s ‘Against‘. Having been a hardcore Sepultura fan I was curious and totally biased toward the vocals of Max Cavalera. But within the first weeks of owning the cd, I was sold. The band, I imagine, went through a similar process during his two-week audition when ultimately, they realized, Derrick Green was the guy.
Derrick kindly took…
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